The week ahead
The video clips below provide a handy summary of the reports expected on the economic, financial and corporate front around the globe during the week ahead.
US: Earnings, health care
The health-care bill could get a full vote and earnings season heats up with reports scheduled from heavyweights Google, IBM, AMD, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Citigroup, General Electric, McDonald’s and Starbucks.
Europe: ASML, ST-Ericsson
Tech specialists ASML and ST-Ericsson report earnings along with British luxury-goods giant Burberry and the London Stock Exchange. The ZEW investor sentiment survey from Germany will also be out.
Asia: China economic growth in focus
China will report its fourth quarter GDP and investors will watch the data to get a sense of how aggressively Beijing will have to act to rein in inflation. India’s financial sector and technology outsourcing firms’ earnings are due.
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